The current Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice is available here. Given the still high rates of Covid infection, the Department continues to advise against all non-essential travel to Switzerland at this time. We will provide travel updates also by Twitter.
With effect from 25 March 2021, persons entering Switzerland from Ireland do not have to quarantine upon arrival unless they have stayed in a state or area with an increased risk of infection during the previous 10 days. However, they must present a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR result on arrival from a test carried out no more than 72 hours prior to arrival and fill in an Entry/Passenger Locator Form on line: Entry form (admin.ch) before entering the country.
Switzerland categorises countries or regions as high-risk and updates the list of high-risk countries regularly. We encourage all citizens to check this list before travel, as it may be updated at short notice.
In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and our visitors, and adhering to public health advice in Switzerland, the Embassy is operating through a combination of remote working and a reduced presence in the Embassy. Our public office is available by appointment only. We apologise for the inconvenience and request the kind understanding and cooperation of the public.
If you would like to contact the Embassy, you can contact us by email or call us on +41 31 350 03 80 and leave a voicemail message, and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
We would encourage all those resident in Switzerland and Liechtenstein who require a passport to apply using the Passport Online service.
If you are resident in Algeria and require a passport, or have a passport enquiry, please contact the Embassy.
If you have a query about your long-stay visa or general visa enquiry, please contact the Embassy.